2018 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS

Strings Music Festival
Strings Music Festival
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS FESTIVAL
Strings Music Festival presents music of the highest quality, performed by some of the world's finest musicians, in the beautiful setting of Colorado's stunning Northwest. The Strings Music Pavilion, built with a bowstring-like truss ceiling, showcases a terrific acoustical environment and provides an intimate setting for concertgoers.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Strings Music Festival moves into its 31st season in 2018.
Under the direction of Music Director Michael Sachs, the 2018 classical season features principal players and concertmasters from leading orchestras across the nation. Members of the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Philadelphia Orchestra, along with many others, will share the stage this summer during an eight-week season featuring 12 classical performances.
Soloists include the 2017 Van Cliburn Piano Competition Silver Medalist Kenny Broberg; Joel Noyes, Assistant Principal Cellist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; and Benjamin Hochman, pianist and winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. Brett Mitchell, Music Director of the Colorado Symphony; Loras John Schissel, Senior Musicologist at the Library of Congress; and Mark Gould, retired Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and former conductor of the Battle Creek Brass Band will be conducting. The Cleveland Orchestra's Principal Trumpet Michael Sachs will be featured both on the conductor podium and as soloist.
Highlights of the 2018 summer season include a Fourth of July celebration featuring patriotic favorites; a night of Haydn and his students featuring Hummel and Schubert; a celebration of American dance music from the Ragtime Era to the Roaring 20s with Loras John Schissel from the Library of Congress conducting; an evening of Impressionistic chamber music featuring Debussy, Ravel, and Takemitsu; The Attacca Quartet, and much more.
In addition to the classical programming, the 2018 summer festival will feature contemporary favorites including David Crosby, Melissa Etheridge, the Indigo Girls, and Andrew Bird, among others.
LOCATION
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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DATES
June 22 - Aug 24, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Michael Sachs
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $150
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 970-879-5056
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2018 for Summer 2019
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